A fast growing small business consultancy franchise is set to
take on Ireland.
With the sale of the master franchise for both the Republic
and Northern Ireland, Business Doctors continues its rapid
The new master franchisor, John Nelligan, 41, plans to launch
three franchises a year, up to a total of 20 across the North and
South. Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway are amongst the prime
territories earmarked for the first wave of openings.
John, a former industrial engineer from County Kerry, is no
stranger to the world of franchising. In 2011, he bought his first
territory from high street garment alterations franchise The Zip
Yard. Just one year later he snapped up Douglas in Cork City,
becoming the company's first franchisee with multiple businesses.
In 2015, he added Galway to his portfolio.
One of the company's top performers, with top notch people
skills, John chairs the company's franchisee committee.
He said: "My experience within The Zip Yard has given me a
great working knowledge of how franchising works, both from the
franchisor and franchisee points of view.
"I love the franchising model and when I read about Business
Doctors, their holistic approach to small business support really
struck a chord.
"This is a business I really believe in and one that Ireland's
188,000 SMEs are crying out for."
Rod Davies, Business Doctors' co-founder said: "When we met
John, we knew we had found a safe pair of hands to take our brand
forward throughout Ireland.
"He is a very competent and approachable businessman, with
"John wanted to get Business Doctors up and running within
weeks of our first meeting and he is well on track to achieve this.
We wish him every success and are right behind him".
From the get-go, Business Doctors has been a company with an
Since humble beginnings above a Cheshire takeaway in 2004,
franchisors Rod Davies and Matt Levington were set on building a
global brand: the go to company for SME consultancy services.
With 40 Business Doctors territories now operating around the
UK, the ambitious pair took their first steps beyond British soil
when they launched in South Africa in May 2014. Today, Business
Doctors' territories are up and running in eight regions of the
country, including Johannesburg, its largest and wealthiest city.
Business Doctors launched in India in January 2016.
Business Doctors will be amongst exhibitors at the first Irish
Franchise Show at the RDS in Dublin on 9 &10 September 2016.
Free tickets are available from The Franchise Show website =